Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ah. . . High School

I saw this on somebody's blog a while back, stole it and have been holding onto it to post in honor of the 30th anniversary of my high school graduation. Yes, 30 years ago this week I graduated 6th in my class. And now without further ado, some memories from way back then. . .

1. Did you date someone from your school? Oh yes, many, many, many. . .

2. Did you marry someone from your high school? Hell no.

3. Did you car pool to school? Given that I lived a little less than two blocks from the school I mostly walked.

4. What kind of car did you have? My parents' old 1968 Buick LeSabre with black vinyl seats and a broken air conditioner.

5. What kind of car do you have now? A black Pontiac Aztec.

6. It's Friday night...where are you (then)? Cruising with friends or bowling with J followed by parking on our favorite back road northwest of town.

7. It is Friday night...where are you (now)? At home, watching shows I've Tivoed throughout the week.

8. What kind of job did you have in high school? Babysitting.

9. What kind of job do you do now? Bean counter.

10. Were you a party animal? Not in high school, but definitely the first couple of years in college.

11. Were you considered a flirt? My entire life. ;-)

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Choir one year, band three.

13. Were you a nerd? 100%

14. Did you get suspended or expelled? OMG no. I would've died of embarassment if I had.

15. Can you sing the fight song? Umm. . . did we have one of those?

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? Mr. Clinton because he was the only teacher who ever appreciated the talent I have of writing in mirror image. He even let me turn in my geometry homework that way.

17. Where did you sit during lunch? Generally at home on the sofa watching "All My Children".

18. What did you eat at lunch? Whatever I made when I got home -- sandwich, soup, Spaghetti-O's, leftovers, whatever was around.

19. When did you graduate? 1979

20. What was your school mascot? An orphan. No really. I know you don't believe me so you can even see for yourself on my high school's website.

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Without hesitation.

22. Did you have fun at Prom? I didn't go. . . a fact I have yet to let J live down.

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? I still talk to J, but since we didn't go to prom I don't know if that counts.

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? Absofreakinglutely! Already have the plans made, and BJ's going with me.

25. Do you still talk to people from school? Umm. . . well I didn't for the first 20-some years, but I've gotten back in touch with several in the last few years.


Sailor said...

Interesting responses, and naturally it made me think of my own HS days... which, unlike you, I wouldn't have any interest in repeating. Exception would be that I would still want to be with my wife, whom I met and dated throughout HS.

Fight song made me laugh- I don't remember it at all, but my wife just said we did have one. I wonder what it is/was??

Desmond Jones said...

'Orphans' is absolutely, far and away, the most bizarre school mascot I've ever heard of. . .


Which is saying something, 'cuz the HS my kids go to are the Fighting Quakers (think about it). . .

Bunny said...

Orphans??!?! I thought some schools near where I lived were bad (Maroons, Chix, Dux, Dutch) but I think Orphans is the strangest I've ever heard.

Trueself said...

Sailor - Well, if you find out your fight song you can sing it for us sometime! ;-)

Des - Ah yes, quite the oxymoron your kids' HS has going there.

Bunny - Me too. When we first moved there I had a hard time believing that was really the mascot.